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10-10-2010, 12:07 PM
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, NEUROSCIENCE,
NEURO-REHABILITATION

SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

A post-doctoral position has recently become available in the Reflex
Movement and Spasticity Laboratory and the Neural Engineering Laboratory at
the Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

The successful candidate will participate in research experiments that
examine the effects of physical and pharmacological interventions on
neuromuscular properties and functional recovery in patients with
neurological injuries, including spinal cord injury or stroke, with the goal
of optimizing treatment.

The Neural Engineering lab and the Reflex Movement and Spasticity lab are
equipped with several novel devices, which enable us to study many different
joints in human subjects. Using these labs, we can quantify reflexive and
muscular properties, and investigate the effects of the interventions on
multiple joints. The LOKOMAT is also used for robotic-assisted treadmill
training.

Opportunities exist to collaborative with engineering and neuroscience
faculty in our group, who specialize in neuro-rehabilitation, robotics in
rehabilitation, neuromuscular systems, motor control, learning, modeling,
and systems engineering.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in human movement science,
biomedical/mechanical/electrical engineering, neuroscience, physical
therapy, kinesiology or a related discipline. Experience with the assessment
of human movement, performance, function, or rehabilitation, biomechanical
measurements, or motion analysis particularly in populations with spinal
cord injury or stroke is highly desirable.

The appointment can start immediately and will be available for at least two
years. Salary is negotiable, and commensurate with experience.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter with a statement of interests, a
resume/curriculum vita, and the names of three individuals who can be
contacted as references to:

Mehdi Mirbagheri, PhD
Phone: 312-238 1559
e-mail: mehdi@northwestern.edu

SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation Institute
of Chicago (RIC) is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular,
and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of posture
and movement. Faculty members have appointments in the Northwestern
University Medical School and the Northwestern University Engineering
School. Approximately eighty research staff - including post-doctoral
research associates, graduate students, and support staff -- make up a
unique team of physicians, engineers, mathematicians, physiologists, and
occupational & physical therapists for the study of motor and sensory
dysfunctions. For additional information see:

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RIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and minority
applicants are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to
work in the United States.